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Floyd Eldon Scheevel — Chester, Iowa

CHESTER, Iowa — The funeral for Floyd Eldon Scheevel was at 11 a.m. today at Cherry Grove United Methodist Church in Cherry Grove; the Rev. Roger Lokker officiated. Burial with military rites was in Greenleafton Cemetery.

Mr. Scheevel, 89, of Chester, Iowa, died Thursday (May 15, 2008) at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.

He was born May 15, 1919, on the family farm in York Township in Fillmore County. He attended country school and went on to work as an electrician’s apprentice for Lee Duxbury in Preston. In 1942, he moved to California, where he worked in the aircraft industry. He served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater during World War II from 1944 until 1946. He married Aleda Cook on June 24, 1942, at Wee Kirk O’ The Heather in Glendale, Calif. Following the war, the couple moved to Chester, Iowa, where he started Scheevel Electric and worked as a part-time postal clerk. He later worked full time with the Rochester post office.

Following his retirement, he worked at Crenlo in Rochester. He earned his GED and managed the Chester Wastewater Treatment Plan. He also drove a bus for Hawkeye Stages and helped his son at Scheevel Siding. He was a member of Cherry Grove United Methodist Church and Lime Springs American Legion, where he received his 60-year membership pin in 2007. He was a former member of Greenleafton Reformed Church. He enjoyed reading and keeping up with current events.


Survivors include his wife; two sons, Kerry (Cindy) of San Diego, Calif., and Kevin (Sand) of Cherry Grove; a daughter, Kim (Kim) Ross of Houston; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Melvin of rural LeRoy and Clifton (Eleanor) of Spring Valley; a sister-in-law, Jean of Minneapolis; and many longtime neighbors and friends in Chester. He was preceded in death by a brother.

Thauwald Funeral Home of Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.

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